Kevin began studying music at the age of 4, beginning with the piano, and then moving to the guitar and bass in his teen years. Since then, he has learned to play multiple instruments, including ukulele, banjo, and mandolin, and has cultivated a deep understanding of music theory, music history, and recording. Kevin began teaching private lessons in 2011 while studying music at the University of Utah. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance on Bass in December 2014. Kevin currently maintains a diverse studio of private students, teaching multiple instruments to students of all ages and skill levels. He also teaches at the Granger School of Music in Park City, UT and Renaissance Academy in Lehi, UT.
Kevin’s teaching style focuses primarily on broad musical concepts. It is his goal to not only teach a student how to play something, but also why that particular of music works or sounds as it does, and how to take important musical concepts from it and apply it to other areas of musical study. Because students are as diverse as music itself, each with their own interests, goals, and capabilities, Kevin works with each student to determine what they are most interested in learning, and then tailors lesson plans that meet those individual expectations. Kevin then uses these particular interests to address and strengthen fundamental musical concepts that all musicians should become familiar with. All students, regardless of instrument and personal interest, can expect to learn how to read different types of musical notation, how to play a broad selection of chords and scales, how to read and feel rhythm, and many other important and exciting musical concepts.
Kevin currently offers 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons at a location of the student’s choosing. In addition to traveling to a student, Kevin is able to teach from a studio located in Park City on Mondays.
Kevin regularly performs throughout Utah with The Hot Club of Zion and Crook & The Bluff. He also performs and tours with Charles Ellsworth, and has performed with a number of different groups, including Merchant Royal, Electric Cathedral, Vincent Draper, Kenny Favero, The Red Rock Hot Club, and The Daniel Day Trio. He also spends time as a studio musician, composer/arranger, and as an avid soccer fan.
Crook & The Bluff is a western, psychedelic blues band based in Salt Lake City, UT. Through a skyline of amps, a labyrinth of pedals, and a rhythm section that looms on the horizon like that of an imminent lightning storm, this four piece creates a sound that is at times as colossal as the canyons their home state Utah is carved with, yet like the howling breeze in the twilight hours becomes as intimate as sharing a bottle of bourbon beside the fire. Their blend of psychedelia, blues, and folk coalesces into a singular, definitive feeling of the American West.
Charles Ellsworth is a singer-songwriter from Salt Lake City, UT, now based in Brooklyn, NY who regularly works and tours with other musicians. Kevin began working with Charles in 2014, recording bass on a full length album, live studio album, and a 4 song EP. He also assisted in the production of several tracks on these projects. In addition to recording, Kevin has also toured through the Midwest and Intermountain West with Charles in 2014 and 2015, respectively. Notable performances at The State Room, Cisero's, and Bar Deluxe.
Kevin has been teaching at The Granger School of Music in Park City, UT since 2014. He currently offers private instruction on guitar, bass, piano, ukulele, mandolin, and banjo to a diverse selection of students. In addition to teaching, Kevin is also a student band coach, and one of the resident recording engineers.
The Hot Club of Zion is a gypsy jazz band founded by Kevin Schultz (bass), Nathan Royal (guitar), and James Martak (guitar). The group plays jazz music in the style of Django Reinhardt, and is also influenced by other jazz greats, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and others. The band can be found regularly at Stein Eriksen Lodge during the winter, as well as Bar-X in Salt Lake City throughout the year. Other contributing members include Tom Young (trumpet), Matthew Lima (saxophone), Brian Keegan (trombone), Marco Blackmore (saxophone), and Katie Williams (vocals). Notable performances at The State Room, SCERA Shell, Rose Wagner Theatre, and KUER.
Electric Cathedral is a high-energy, virtuosic rock trio founded by Kevin Schultz (bass/vocals), Ryan Arnold (guitar/vocals), and Jake Gloschat (drums/vocals). The group takes inspiration from the music of the '60s and '70s, namely The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, Pink Floyd, Robin Trower, and many others. Electric Cathedral has performed throughout Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. Notable performances at Urban Lounge, The Complex, and Park City Television.